Women Abducted By Boko Haram In Adamawa Rescued – Army
The 14 women and 2 girls abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect on Wednesday in Madagali, Adamawa State has been rescued, the Nigerian Army said on Friday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Public Relations Officer of 28 Task Force Brigade Mubi in Adamawa, A.O. Fadare, said troops rescued the women while pursuing their abductors.
He however did not state the number of the women rescued.
“I am still trying to verify from Madagali as you know, the operation is still on,” he was quoted as saying.
Some of the women were reportedly taken from a bush where they had gone in search of firewood. Others were seized from a river while fishing.
A source said two women managed to escape the abductors by pretending to have drowned.
“The two women who are in real state of trauma told us that the suspected Boko Haram insurgents had a field day carting away the women when their escorts ran away for their dear lives,” the source said.
He said two vigilante operatives who escorted the women to the bush fled on sighting the heavily armed men, who arrived in good numbers.
“They left the women to their own devices as the gunmen were left unchallenged leading to the abduction of the said women,” the source said.